Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Fault Tolerant VLSI Multicomputers

Carlo H. Séquin and Yuval Tamir

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-87-325
January 1987

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/CSD-87-325.pdf

An approach is presented to increasing the reliability of future high-end systems beyond what is possible with technological solutions alone. The system consists of computation nodes and communication nodes, interconnected by high-speed dedicated links. These components are relied upon to detect errors while system level protocols are used for error recovery and reconfiguration. The use of duplication and matching for implementing the self-checking nodes allows us to restrict a detailed analysis of the impact of all possible faults to the comparator, a circuit that can be implemented in a relatively straight-forward way in NMOS or CMOS technology.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Séquin:CSD-87-325,
    Author = {Séquin, Carlo H. and Tamir, Yuval},
    Title = {Fault Tolerant VLSI Multicomputers},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1987},
    Month = {Jan},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/6002.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-87-325},
    Abstract = {An approach is presented to increasing the reliability of future high-end systems beyond what is possible with technological solutions alone. The system consists of computation nodes and communication nodes, interconnected by high-speed dedicated links. These components are relied upon to detect errors while system level protocols are used for error recovery and reconfiguration. The use of duplication and matching for implementing the self-checking nodes allows us to restrict a detailed analysis of the impact of all possible faults to the comparator, a circuit that can be implemented in a relatively straight-forward way in NMOS or CMOS technology.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Séquin, Carlo H.
%A Tamir, Yuval
%T Fault Tolerant VLSI Multicomputers
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1987
%@ UCB/CSD-87-325
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1987/6002.html
%F Séquin:CSD-87-325